Kemba Walker: I trust Hornets to build appealing roster

ESPN

Hornets star Kemba Walker says he has talked to general manager Mitch Kupchak about what Charlotte has in store for roster upgrades but that he wasn't getting involved beyond that, signaling he will take a wait-and-see approach to his free agency this summer.

"They know. They know what they got to do," Walker said in an appearance on ESPN's The Jump that aired Tuesday. "That's not my job. I'll leave it up to those guys.

"We have Mitch now, who's a great guy who's done a great job at building teams over his GM career," Walker added, referring to the former longtime Lakers executive who joined the Hornets last April. "And I have a lot of trust in him. So, you know, we talk all the time. Who knows?"

Walker, a two-time All-Star point guard, stands to be among the most in-demand players to hit the NBA's free-agent market in July. But he also will be eligible to sign a "supermax" contract with the Hornets for five years and $221 million if he makes any All-NBA team, wins league MVP honors or is named Defensive Player of the Year this season.

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